Our leadership brings years of
experience from entrepreneurs
and industry experts.

Meet the team

Paul Heald, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Paul created BrightTALK in 2002 to help professionals advance their careers and learn from the expertise of global thought leaders. BrightTALK’s rapidly growing professional communities now stimulate a vibrant knowledge exchange between experts, companies and business decision makers.

As CEO, Paul has led BrightTALK to its current position as the leading video destination for business professionals. Before founding BrightTALK, he was the European managing director of Scient. Prior to Scient he ran Arthur D. Little’s e-business consulting group. Paul is an MBA graduate of Cranfield School of Management (U.K.).

Dorian Logan, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

Dorian has been involved in the development of enterprise scale applications for over 25 years. Dorian’s roles have crossed all aspects of technology from hardware and network support, to architecting and building enterprise systems and deploying internal communication systems.

Since 1996 Dorian has focused on new media and Internet technologies working for IBM and leading eBusiness consultancies to build some of the world’s most advanced communication platforms.

David Pitta, Chief Marketing Officer

David has 15+ years experience growing businesses with innovative go-to-market strategies and has spent the last decade in the video/web collaboration technology market. He’s built teams of sales and marketing professionals that fuel predictable pipeline development and customer acquisition. David joined BrightTALK in 2008, after roles with ADP and WebEx, and continues to innovate our brand and growth strategies.

Simon Lees, Chief Customer Officer

Simon has over 20 years experience building content led, audience focussed b2b media businesses in two of the worlds leading professional and specialist information organisations, Reed Elsevier and Haymarket Media Group. With technology platforms increasingly driving user content creation and distribution, and having worked in commercial and leadership roles on media brands across multiple market verticals and geographies, Simon joined BrightTALK in 2014.

Julian Buhagiar, Executive Vice President of Engineering

Julian is the Executive Vice President of Engineering. He has 15 years’ experience in growing, change managing and transforming businesses into global profitable organisations with outstanding technical excellence in gaming, finance and music, including Google, Sony and Vodafone. Julian has a PhD in data mining and financial engineering and is a leading authority on data analytics, game theory, financial engineering and social intelligence.

Ryan Ashburn, Executive Vice President of Sales

Ryan is the Executive Vice President of Global Sales.  He has 20+ years in sales and sales leadership with an unprecedented record of developing high performing teams and driving business growth while helping customers achieve their desired business objectives.  Ryan has rich sales and marketing expertise with his experiences from ADP, Eloqua and Oracle.

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